Stanford - Admissions thread


lilijane

Thanks, Lilijane. So have you got ad. from SLS?
No, I've been waiting for the decision for 4 months..Indeed I am not so hopeful about it...since last month I have some behaviour anomilies, I've started acting like an inspector looking for some clues about decisions, checking last years' posts, making calculations about my chance to be admitted to IELBP..recent calculations have shown that there is %0,015 possibility for me to be admitted:)


Lilijane, you are not alone. But we should try not to take it too seriously as it is merely a period of 9 months graduate study that is not expected to change anything substantially.

Putou, I think the same with you..I'm making fun of myself...the thing that makes stress on me is the uncertainty..I definitely know that I wont be more successful on the day I am admitted than today or deemed to be unsuccessful..I just wanna see the road..

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Thanks, Lilijane. So have you got ad. from SLS?</blockquote>No, I've been waiting for the decision for 4 months..Indeed I am not so hopeful about it...since last month I have some behaviour anomilies, I've started acting like an inspector looking for some clues about decisions, checking last years' posts, making calculations about my chance to be admitted to IELBP..recent calculations have shown that there is %0,015 possibility for me to be admitted:) </blockquote>

Lilijane, you are not alone. But we should try not to take it too seriously as it is merely a period of 9 months graduate study that is not expected to change anything substantially.

</blockquote>Putou, I think the same with you..I'm making fun of myself...the thing that makes stress on me is the uncertainty..I definitely know that I wont be more successful on the day I am admitted than today or deemed to be unsuccessful..I just wanna see the road..
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launvatar

Well, I don't really agree. Having a masters degree at Stanford will surely cause some dramatic change on your CV. At least it would enable you to get accepted to a PhD in -lets say- Harvard :) Also you'll have chance to join the alumni of Stanford graduates. You'll be able to find a job 4873458345 times easier in 3030492508 better firms. Even people you'll meet will listen to you in a different manner. In short, after earning a masters degree from Stanford you'll most probably be perceived as a way more important person when compared to yourself at the moment :)

Well, I don't really agree. Having a masters degree at Stanford will surely cause some dramatic change on your CV. At least it would enable you to get accepted to a PhD in -lets say- Harvard :) Also you'll have chance to join the alumni of Stanford graduates. You'll be able to find a job 4873458345 times easier in 3030492508 better firms. Even people you'll meet will listen to you in a different manner. In short, after earning a masters degree from Stanford you'll most probably be perceived as a way more important person when compared to yourself at the moment :)
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lilijane

Well, I don't really agree. Having a masters degree at Stanford will surely cause some dramatic change on your CV. At least it would enable you to get accepted to a PhD in -lets say- Harvard :) Also you'll have chance to join the alumni of Stanford graduates. You'll be able to find a job 4873458345 times easier in 3030492508 better firms. Even people you'll meet will listen to you in a different manner. In short, after earning a masters degree from Stanford you'll most probably be perceived as a way more important person when compared to yourself at the moment :)
about the common illusion you have just mentioned, I advise you to read a book named "the narcissism epidemic" by Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell...

<blockquote>Well, I don't really agree. Having a masters degree at Stanford will surely cause some dramatic change on your CV. At least it would enable you to get accepted to a PhD in -lets say- Harvard :) Also you'll have chance to join the alumni of Stanford graduates. You'll be able to find a job 4873458345 times easier in 3030492508 better firms. Even people you'll meet will listen to you in a different manner. In short, after earning a masters degree from Stanford you'll most probably be perceived as a way more important person when compared to yourself at the moment :)</blockquote> about the common illusion you have just mentioned, I advise you to read a book named "the narcissism epidemic" by Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell...
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launvatar

omg... humm ok :D I give up :D

omg... humm ok :D I give up :D
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Zeta

I am also waiting for an answer from SLS.
But do you really think the "brand" has such power?
Even if it is an LLM and not a JD?
How much do you rate the "Stanford effect" compared to other schools such as NYU or Columbia?

I am also waiting for an answer from SLS.
But do you really think the "brand" has such power?
Even if it is an LLM and not a JD?
How much do you rate the "Stanford effect" compared to other schools such as NYU or Columbia?
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akitz

I am also waiting for an answer from SLS.
But do you really think the "brand" has such power?
Even if it is an LLM and not a JD?
How much do you rate the "Stanford effect" compared to other schools such as NYU or Columbia?


An LLM has much less 'power' than a JD, but it's apples and oranges as you aren't really competing in the same circles. Most LLM students already have their articling etc. done, so the degree is more to have a specific area of expertise than the general knowledge of the law that a JD provides. That being said, some UK paper put together a list of the most reputable schools in the world and Stanford was no. 4 (don't ask me how the ranked) so it's not like a degree from Stanford - specifically an LLM - will hurt!

In the US I think Columbia and NYU have slightly better reputations, only because of their access to the NYC firms, but I'm sure there are two or three dozen people in this forum who would disagree! At the end of the day, it's just another name on your CV. If the rest of that A4 paper isn't very good, Stanford isn't going to save you - you can't shine a turd, as they say.

At least that's how I see it, but what do I know, right?

<blockquote>I am also waiting for an answer from SLS.
But do you really think the "brand" has such power?
Even if it is an LLM and not a JD?
How much do you rate the "Stanford effect" compared to other schools such as NYU or Columbia?</blockquote>

An LLM has much less 'power' than a JD, but it's apples and oranges as you aren't really competing in the same circles. Most LLM students already have their articling etc. done, so the degree is more to have a specific area of expertise than the general knowledge of the law that a JD provides. That being said, some UK paper put together a list of the most reputable schools in the world and Stanford was no. 4 (don't ask me how the ranked) so it's not like a degree from Stanford - specifically an LLM - will hurt!

In the US I think Columbia and NYU have slightly better reputations, only because of their access to the NYC firms, but I'm sure there are two or three dozen people in this forum who would disagree! At the end of the day, it's just another name on your CV. If the rest of that A4 paper isn't very good, Stanford isn't going to save you - you can't shine a turd, as they say.

At least that's how I see it, but what do I know, right?
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Any news from the IELBP?

Any news from the IELBP?
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launvatar

Nothing :,(

Nothing :,(
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I called them and I was told they have not made any decision yet for the IELBP.

I called them and I was told they have not made any decision yet for the IELBP.
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Hills

Do you have any idea of the number of applicants to the IELBP program for this year? and/or how many applicants are expected to be admitted this year? I read the admitted students for the last year were around 15, but I am not sure whether this also applies for this year.
Many thanks!

Do you have any idea of the number of applicants to the IELBP program for this year? and/or how many applicants are expected to be admitted this year? I read the admitted students for the last year were around 15, but I am not sure whether this also applies for this year.
Many thanks!
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I have no idea of the number of applicants and I read they have around 15 to 20 places for the IELBP.

I have no idea of the number of applicants and I read they have around 15 to 20 places for the IELBP.
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kaosun

So this time, it seems that SLS is gonna send out decisions at the last mimute...

So this time, it seems that SLS is gonna send out decisions at the last mimute...
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launvatar

Hahah this means that we have all so extraordinary credentials that we're giving them some hard time to decide ;)

Hahah this means that we have all so extraordinary credentials that we're giving them some hard time to decide ;)
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change73

I checked the confirmation e-mail which SLS submitted to me and I quote:

"Your Stanford Law advanced degree application is now complete. Most admissions decisions will be announced by April 1, 2011."

In other words, NOT ALL decisions will be announced this week ...

I checked the confirmation e-mail which SLS submitted to me and I quote:

"Your Stanford Law advanced degree application is now complete. Most admissions decisions will be announced by April 1, 2011."

In other words, NOT ALL decisions will be announced this week ...
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lilijane

I checked the confirmation e-mail which SLS submitted to me and I quote:

"Your Stanford Law advanced degree application is now complete. Most admissions decisions will be announced by April 1, 2011."

In other words, NOT ALL decisions will be announced this week ...
I dont think that 'any' decisions have been announced yet..

<blockquote>I checked the confirmation e-mail which SLS submitted to me and I quote:

"Your Stanford Law advanced degree application is now complete. Most admissions decisions will be announced by April 1, 2011."

In other words, NOT ALL decisions will be announced this week ... </blockquote>I dont think that 'any' decisions have been announced yet..
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change73

I agree with lilijane! And, unfortunately, I don't think that the waiting will be over by the weekend.

I agree with lilijane! And, unfortunately, I don't think that the waiting will be over by the weekend.
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launvatar

Actually some of them were announced (e.g. some people already got admitted to other tracks).

I also don't agree necessarily with "not all decisions will be announced this week" thing since I believe that the reason they use "most admissions decisions (...)" is only to not to oblige themselves to a certain deadline just in case.

Actually some of them were announced (e.g. some people already got admitted to other tracks).

I also don't agree necessarily with "not all decisions will be announced this week" thing since I believe that the reason they use "most admissions decisions (...)" is only to not to oblige themselves to a certain deadline just in case.
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lilijane

I agree with both of you..last year IELBP was the last one to be announced; however they are already one week late compared to last year..maybe there are more applications this year...

I agree with both of you..last year IELBP was the last one to be announced; however they are already one week late compared to last year..maybe there are more applications this year...
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launvatar

Seems like they released their decisions for Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Governance & Practice program an hour ago.

Just check the apptracker

Seems like they released their decisions for Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Governance & Practice program an hour ago.

Just check the apptracker
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Would you post the link for the application tracker? Thanks!

Would you post the link for the application tracker? Thanks!
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